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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind Today, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ttbikes
I have to say Slats I thought you were younger...

I have to say Slats I thought you were younger than me. You are aging well. Looks like we went to different schools togather.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-25-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
Great job Brian! Always impressed by your work.

Great job Brian! Always impressed by your work.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-22-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
I have never seen that done. Will be interesting...

I have never seen that done. Will be interesting to see. Sounds like a good idea. I had a space under the street-side twin bed next to the fresh water tank where I fit an above-grade 17 galonl tank...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-07-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
It is really looking good!!

It is really looking good!!
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 06-06-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By ttbikes
In a way, I know how you feel. I am going to let...

In a way, I know how you feel. I am going to let go of my 64 Tradewind that I have spent 6 years restoring. We plan to full-time for a while and it would just be sitting in the shed. I am going to...
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 06-06-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By ttbikes
Thanks for the feed back. I will take a closer...

Thanks for the feed back. I will take a closer look. Also good to know you have not had any trouble replacing the windshield. Looks like you have kept yours a long time. Hope that means you like it.
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 05-26-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By ttbikes
396XL Windshield Molding

I am looking at a 396XL and noticed a couple of small chunks missing from the windshield molding. The windshield is not leaking but I am wondering how hard it would be to find that molding if it did...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-04-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
In my case, I only get the ticking when the...

In my case, I only get the ticking when the control is in the off position or the AC position. That is why I think it has to do with the board. That is what my RV guy thinks also. I did disconnect...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-29-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
Yes, the best thing I have done to this trailer...

Yes, the best thing I have done to this trailer is to take the gaucho
and put in recliners.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-29-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By ttbikes
You should post a picture of your toilet set up.

You should post a picture of your toilet set up.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-29-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By ttbikes
I have not replaced mine on my 64 but the guy...

I have not replaced mine on my 64 but the guy before me did. I know it is not the same as your 68 but it looks like the tub faucet was modified. I am going to have to go back into it and find a way...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
Since you posted my remodel in progress I thought...

Since you posted my remodel in progress I thought you might like to see the result.
Forum: Refrigerators 04-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
Refrigerator is getting 110 and 12 volts. Gas...

Refrigerator is getting 110 and 12 volts. Gas burner is not getting as hot as it should. I finally called my RV guy. After the rally, I am going to take it to his shop and let him pull it out. His...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-25-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
As Murphy’s Law would have it, we are sponsoring...

As Murphy’s Law would have it, we are sponsoring a rally and have food all over the place. Using four ice chests with more on the way.:):(:).
One of the few things I have not replaced is the is the...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-24-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
Sorry to take so long in getting back. The...

Sorry to take so long in getting back. The refrigerator pictured is the current one but not the orginal. It is a used model that I bought because, it fit my space. It is a Dometic RM 2553 and has...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-23-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
Thats the thing, the refrigerator was off when I...

Thats the thing, the refrigerator was off when I first heard the ticking. It continued when I turned it on using electric. It stoped when I turned it to propane and hit the ignitor button. I then...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-23-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By ttbikes
Refrigerator Ticking Sound

Today while working inside the trailer, I heard a ticking sound from the refrigerator. The refrigerator was not on but I was pluged into power. I turned on the refrigerator (AC) to see if that would...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-21-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By ttbikes
Welcome to the forum and the Airstream life style!

Welcome to the forum and the Airstream life style!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-15-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Looks Good!

Looks Good!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-11-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Like atomic, I also think it is a good idea to...

Like atomic, I also think it is a good idea to get the trailer to a useable stage and start using it. My experience has been that many things I thought were good ideas were not. Even with using the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-05-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
A 1/4" inch sounds a little thin. You should be...

A 1/4" inch sounds a little thin. You should be able to find Birch in 3/8" but the other veeners are very hard to find. If your drawer/door-facing is 3/8" like mine, I have a source for 3/8" with...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-14-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Vintage Trailer Supply has it in couple of...

Vintage Trailer Supply has it in couple of shades. Round Cabinet Welt VTS-838
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-10-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
By the way, I believe VTS has a fresh water tank...

By the way, I believe VTS has a fresh water tank with baffles. It is not that much more than the same size without baffles.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-06-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
If you are not willing to overthink a project,...

If you are not willing to overthink a project, then you should not own an Airstream.:wally:
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-25-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By ttbikes
Thanks aerowood. You got me looking and I found...

Thanks aerowood. You got me looking and I found this:

http://www.eaavideo.org/detail/videos/feature/video/14259107001/cherrymax-rivet-installation-removal
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-10-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By ttbikes
That sounds promising! I will give it a try for...

That sounds promising! I will give it a try for sure.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-10-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By ttbikes
I lean toward your thinking also but I also lean...

I lean toward your thinking also but I also lean lean toward hopefull thinking. :innocent: Hoping there are people out there with a lot of knowledge than me that might save me some the pain. I think...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By ttbikes
Steel Shanked Rivets

While replaceing a wheel well I discovered that when a side pannel was replaced on my 64 Tradewind that they used what appears to be steel shanked rivets with aluminum heads. I know that steel and...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
I am with you on the white. It will make the gain...

I am with you on the white. It will make the gain in the wood even pop even more. It looks great!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-28-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
Looks great Brian!:clap:

Looks great Brian!:clap:
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-14-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Yes it is Lee. I will PM you his phone number so...

Yes it is Lee. I will PM you his phone number so you will have it.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-13-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
I like the look of those. Did you have a flap go...

I like the look of those. Did you have a flap go under the plywood, over it, or just butt up against it? Getting between the plywood and frame may prove to be difficult for me.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-12-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Hey Dale. I have a couple of things. Bringing a...

Hey Dale. I have a couple of things. Bringing a guy with me on the 20th who just finished a ground up on an Argosy if that is ok. Also wondering if you can give me some insight on how your wheel...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-05-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,220
Posted By ttbikes
Thanks for the post. Been wondering about those...

Thanks for the post. Been wondering about those connectors
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-05-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Yes, I am in.

Yes, I am in.
Forum: Axles 10-05-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 70,403
Posted By ttbikes
Just wanted to drop in a note about an unexpected...

Just wanted to drop in a note about an unexpected benifit of my axle lift. I had a tire blow out on my single axle Tradewind. I had damge to wheelwell and the under wrap but it stoped a 1/2" from the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-23-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By ttbikes
Try the faucet aerator.

Try the faucet aerator.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-22-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
At the risk of way laying Stats thread, I went...

At the risk of way laying Stats thread, I went with the Voyager WVOS511 Wireless Back-Up Observation System with 5.6" Color LCD, and I am happy with it. When I looked into it, it seemed to the me the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-20-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
P.S. Do not forget to add a back up camera before...

P.S. Do not forget to add a back up camera before you put the end caps up for good.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-20-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
The storage area behind the street side bathroom...

The storage area behind the street side bathroom bulk head is home for five storage areas. 1). I left the electrical box where it was orginally, because it seemed well hidden, yet still easy to get...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-17-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,731
Posted By ttbikes
Opening up the trailer is a great idea. We did it...

Opening up the trailer is a great idea. We did it a little differently than what you are thinking. We wanted to leave the back wall to facilitate bathroom privacy. Also that cabinetry provided great...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-07-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,665
Posted By ttbikes
The answer is yes but from what I have read you...

The answer is yes but from what I have read you just need to careful with what you buy. I think my Voyager was talking 60ft in the instructions. I have in on 24ft trailer without problems.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-06-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,665
Posted By ttbikes
I just installed a Voyager and I am very happy...

I just installed a Voyager and I am very happy with it. Pluses for me have been not having any blind spots, knowing where the back of trailer is in relation to camping site before I start backing,...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-15-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By ttbikes
Thanks, I have to laugh at myself. I dried tried...

Thanks, I have to laugh at myself. I dried tried all the solvents on my shelf with the Goof Off sitting right next to the others. I have not noticed the little holes on mine but when I clean it I...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-15-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By ttbikes
Sorry I can not help you with the holes but I am...

Sorry I can not help you with the holes but I am interested if the process you used to clean that edge. I have may several runs at mine and have not gotten near your results.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-14-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By ttbikes
I did consider a higher positioning but the 64...

I did consider a higher positioning but the 64 doesn't have marker lights up high. I have have test rigged the system (Voyager WV05410) by taping the camera to the intended placement to check out the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-14-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By ttbikes
Thanks GMFL. That is what I was hoping but hear.

Thanks GMFL. That is what I was hoping but hear.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-14-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By ttbikes
Voyager Backup Camera Power

Some help needed for the electricly challenged. I am hoping to install a 12-volt back up camera just above the license plate light on my 64 Tradewind. I pulled the the light expecting to see two...
Forum: Modifications 06-26-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,080
Posted By ttbikes
Rpatrick16, do you experience any lag time with...

Rpatrick16, do you experience any lag time with your system.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-10-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,162
Posted By ttbikes
That last one made me laugh. I am going out to...

That last one made me laugh. I am going out to work on the airstream after I finish checking Airfourms. I will do this knowing I need to paint the house and repair some of the windows.
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